Service & Solidarity Spotlight: TSA Workers Win Largest Pay Increase in Agency’s History

TSA workers celebrate record pay increase.

Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our Service & Solidarity Spotlight series, we'll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers have long been among the lowest-paid members of the federal workforce. But relentless effort by TSA workers, members of AFGE, means those workers saw their paychecks increase 31% recently. This is the first major pay raise in the agency's 21-year history. “Today is a turning point for TSA, for the workers, for the administration, for America,” said AFGE President Everett Kelley. “Today’s paycheck is more than a monetary incentive. It’s a symbol of respect. It’s a symbol of dignity.”